"I need a really fast video converter right now. I have an .avi file video but it's not working in Windows Movie Maker so I want to convert it to .wmv. Could anyone suggest a fast converter?"
Nowadays we are living at a very fast pace and always want to finish a job at the shortest time. When we need to convert videos (i.e. convert MKV to MP4), we try to find a fast video converter. But which program can perform video conversion at really fast speed? This is a difficult question to answer. Many video converters advertise that they work quickly, but you should never identify advertisement with fact.
In order to figure out this question, we have tested a dozen of video converters in the market. Finally, we sort out the top 3 fast video converters for PC/Mac users and will share them with you in this post. Apart from software reviews, we also cover the guide on how to convert videos fast.
Although video conversion speed depends partly on the speed of computer and the settings for encoding/transcoding, the speed also has much to do with the converter you use. Under the same test conditions, the following 3 converters stand out.
No.1 Fast Video Converter – VideoProc
Average User Rating: ★★★★☆ (based on 316 votes)
This program is classed as one of the top 3 video converters, partly because of its super fast conversion speed. It is a versatile fast video converter for MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, HEVC (H.265), AVCHD, Blu-ray M2TS/MTS, 3GP, MXF and other file formats. It allows users to load and convert videos at SD, 720P/1080P/1080i HD, 2160P 4K UHD and even 8K Full UHD, to a ton of popular formats and devices like Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV), Android (Nexus, Samsung, HTC, Kindle Fire), Microsoft (Windows Phone, Surface, Xbox), Chromecast, Sony, Nokia Lumia, etc. 420+ built-in preset device profiles are provided.
Why is VideoProc the fast video converter? Check reasons below.
"Hello, I had recently upgraded to the new VideoProc and have been absolutely astonished at how fast it is able to transcode," a user said by email.
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No.2 Fast Video Converter – Any Video Converter Ultimate
Average User Rating: ★★★★ (based on 254 votes)
Any Video Converter Ultimate is another good choice for fast video conversion. Like the aforementioned VideoProc, it can convert various video file formats like MP4 and AVCHD to another format as well as popular smartphones, tablets, game consoles, etc. Additionally, both Any Video Converter Ultimate and VideoProc have many bonus features like edit videos (trim, crop, merge, etc.), and download online videos/music.
What makes Any Video Converter Ultimate a fast video transcoder?
This tool brings fast speed conversion thanks to its support for AMD APP Encoder (powered by Open CL) and NVIDIA® CUDA™ acceleration technology.
No.3 Fast Video Converter – Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate
Average User Rating: ★★★★ (based on 218 votes)
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is also a recommendable program which can finish video conversion at a rapid speed. When it comes to functions, there's no big difference among these three fast video converters. It is designed to convert videos in different formats, trim videos, join video clips into one, download YouTube videos, etc.
Why is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate among the top fast video converters?
It features GPU acceleration transcoding. It utilizes the full power of your computer's multi-core process to achieve fast conversion speed.
As we can see, VideoProc has more advanced technologies to guarantee fast video conversion speed. And numerous testing results prove that it works faster than the other two, being the fastest video converter for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, etc. For example, when converting a 126-second 1080p MOV video with ProRes codec to H.264 on a computer configured with i7-4770k/HDGraphics 4600, VideoProc finished this job within 46.71 seconds while Any Video Converter Ultimate needed 48.35 seconds and Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate consumed 63.15 seconds.
Here, let's take VideoProc as an example. Above all, download and install this fast video converter on your computer. And then, follow the steps below.
Step 1. Open this converter, choose "Video", and then click "+ Video" button in the top bar to browse and select target video files for further conversion. Alternatively, you can drag and drop them into the program directly.
Step 2. Choose an output based on your own needs. You can choose one from the presets at the bottom of this screen, or click "Traget Format" if you can't find desired preset there. If you want to fast convert videos to MP4 for freely playback on different players, you can choose MP4 encoded with H.264.
Tip: Hardware Acceleration Engine is checked by default if your computer has required hardware, to expedite video conversion speed to full extent.
Step 3. Hit "RUN" button to begin converting videos. Then an interface with progress bar will show up.
See What Else Can Fast Video Converter VideoProc Do for You?
In addition to fast converting videos in different formats/resolutions to popular formats/devices/video editing software/YouTube and the like, VideoProc can compress videos, edit videos, convert music, convert DVDs, free download videos/movies/music from 1000+ online sites including YouTube, and record videos on/before the screen.
Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.